Mounting remote systems via ssh

I write these little things called TechMails for TechRepublic every month and this month I was looking at Konqueror and it's fish:// Kioslave stuff. I've never actually played with fish before, probably because I don't really like KDE and never use it but this stuff is pretty neat. I have …

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Of vacations and surgeries

Well, I've been on holidays for two weeks now, with just a little less than a week to go. Talk about busy vacations!

That first week I spent a fair amount of time working on Annvix just because I don't have time otherwise to really get in there and work …

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Email clients... do they all suck?

Really... it is 2006 right? Email's been around for ages, so why are email clients still so crappy?

Last August I switched from the OS X Mail.app (in Tiger) to mutt because Tiger's Mail.app was too stinking slow. I get lots of mail... I mean lots of mail …

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I feel so swordfish

Ever seen that movie Swordfish with Hally Berry(sp?) and John Travolta? I like that movie. Appeals to me. Hackers... security... mmm... even if it is a little.. outlandish in parts. Anyways, my favourite scene is when he goes to the big house and sits in front of that computer …

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The problem with incentives for new clients

I like to call this entry "The problem with incentives for new clients" or, the title I really like, "Why companies screw over the companies who've supported them for years".

In this particular instance I'm talking about Bell ExpressVu, my satellite provider. It's nice that, with more HD programming and …

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Abusive mailing lists

I find it amusing that so many people "new" to Linux and other open source programs think we're all a bunch of arrogant, caffeine-strung, egomaniacs. I've been lightly reading (and laughing about) a thread on the exim mailing list entitled "Why is this list so abusive?" because some people are …

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Legacies and the power of nostalgia

Legacies are a good thing. Everyone wants to leave a legacy... in the most basic form it's being a parent to a child who will carry on a physical legacy. Almost everyone has a legacy, will have a legacy, or is someone else's legacy. There are, of course, other folks …

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Blog spam

Good God... I've just deleted nearly 70 spam comments originating in the last 2 weeks. This is retarded.

Makes me almost want to disable comments altogether, although, fortunately, I have it set that every single comment requires moderation. But still... what a flippin' waste of time.

Assholes of the world …

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Windows virus cleanup

Well, the one thing I love about being an independant consultant is that I get to do lots of different things, not just work on Mandriva stuff. One of the things I hate doing is Windows maintenance and it seems like there is a lot of that going around. Inevitably …

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Parallels virtualization on OS X

Well, like pretty much everyone, I was pretty pleased to see BootCamp released by Apple; a tool that allows one to dual-boot an intel mac. Not good enough for me, but a good first step. I've been waiting for VMWare to step up to the plate and offer a Mac …

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